Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flower Bootie DIY?


Check out these Kelsi Dagger 'Rosabella' booties.  Do we love them?  Oh yes, yes we do.  Unfortunately, spending the low ebay price of $140 is out of the question.  At least for me.




But that's ok, because with a little ingenuity, I can make my own flower booties, right? 
I think I can.  I think I can.

Here are the Diba booties I thrifted at My Sister's Closet last week:



Ok, so they may not have 3/4" platform or nearly 5" heel.  They're slightly less fabulous than Ms. Rosabella.  But they're comfortable and a perfect blank canvas for a simple DIY.

Check out the crochet flowers my cousin-in-law Janice made for me:



I'm going to add a big button in the center.  Won't that be so cute?

I'm still not entirely sure how to attach them to the boots.  I've received a few good suggestions but would love to hear yours if you have any ideas.  It would be great if I could attach them in such a way that they could be removed without visible damage to the boot.



Here I just used a large paperclip to see how they'd look.  I think I'm going to love them!

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

I actually did a DIY of these same booties this past fall. I used Velcro with the adhesive backing and also double sided fashion tape to stick mine on.

You will get tons of compliments!

Girly Muse said...

love, love, love them!!!

velcro is a great idea...and double sided tape...

remember those pins that are like little tacks and then you put the back on them, so it doesn't poke? that seems like it would be cool for these...the hole they'd make wouldn't be very big and you wouldn't get chafed. :)

but maybe tape would be just be better. haha

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'd say double sided tape. If you have a cobbler that you normally go to maybe you could ask hir advice or get it done for a nominal fee....

I can't wait to see the end result!

Kendra said...

What about a large clip on earring clip?? I have seen girls use these to make removable embellishments for lots of stuff.

Fashion Therapist said...

Great idea on the DIY - so much more cost effective.

Lorena said...

Very pretty... I'd say go with velcro!

Kate said...

Fantastic!!

Natalie said...

Here's an idea that might work. I bought some HEAVY duty magnets at Michael's to make floral pins. I didn't want to put holes in my blouses and dresses though, so I put one magnet on the back of the flowers and glued a little circle of felt over it. Then I use another magnet inside my top and it's such a strong magnet, it doesn't budge! They're small and thin, like a button, so maybe it wouldn't be too annoying on your ankle?